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Learning outcomes of the course
Object of the course:
The knowledge and skills you get on this course you will need in the future in order to be able to design and implement foundations, trenches and retaining walls. You will also need these skills, when you study ground and rock works.
- Mathematic and Natural science competence
- Technological competence
The learning objectives of the course:
After you have passed the course you will recognize mineral soil types and you can tell about their use as building materials. You can perform laboratory tests and according to results you can determine features of soil materials, also hydraulic features. In addition to these basic tasks of the course you know the basics of bearing capacity of earth and earth pressure.
Recognition of soil types, features of soil types, hydraulic features of soil, frost, laboratory tests, basics of earth pressure, basics of load bearing capacity of earth.
The course is part of studies that belong to qualifications of civil engineer (Ministry of the Environment guidelines on the difficulty classes of design tasks YM1/601/2015)
The studies follow guidelines of curriculum performed in cooperation with Universities of applied sciences and construction industry in 2017.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Assessment criteria - grade 1 and 2
Passable (1): The student recognizes all of the learning objectives, understands the meaning of them and is able to perform the basic tasks described in the learning objectives of the course.
Satisfying (2): In addition to previous skills, the student can systematically describe the issues of the course.
Assessment criteria - grade 3 and 4
Good (3): In addition to previous skills, the student can describe the influences of various solutions and can make reasoned choices between alternatives.
Laudable (4): In addition to previous skills, the student can apply the learned issues independently and is able to evaluate done solutions.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
Excellent ( 5 ): In addition to previous skills, the student shows deep knowledge of course contents as well as ability to parse and wider analyze the influences of solutions.